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Awatuna Sunset Lodge

1209A Kumara Junction Highway, Awatuna, Hokitika 7882 New Zealand
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Awatuna Sunset Lodge is an adult-only luxury retreat. Elizabeth and Selwyn welcome you to rest, relax, rejuvenate, and be nurtured by the Wild West Coast. With backgrounds in hospitality, they know what it takes to turn a good stay into a great one and that’s what you will enjoy at Awatuna Sunset Lodge. Smoke-free and vape-free property, sorry no pets.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Beach
Fishing
Airport transportation
Adults only
BBQ facilities
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Concierge
Outdoor furniture
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Bathrobes
Seating area
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Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Microwave
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.5 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English, Italian

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1209A Kumara Junction Highway, Awatuna, Hokitika 7882 New Zealand
Awatuna Sunset Lodge
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Lisa C wrote a review Feb 2024
London, United Kingdom8 contributions
I just wanted to thank Sarah & NZTT for recommending Awantuna Sunset Lodge. What was essentially a pit stop on our way from Franz Josef to Abel Tasman turned out to be a highlight of the holiday. A B&B just outside Hokitika run by the loveliest couple, Elizabeth & Selwyn - just 3 rooms in the most divine location overlooking the Tasman Sea. Everything was so personal & special from the moment we arrived to the second we left. Complimentary sundowners started our evening off beautifully, chatting with Elizabth & Selwyn, along with the other guests … it was then onto the most delicious dinner cooked by Elizabeth. She makes literally everything from the breads, to the sauces, chutneys, jams, yoghurts & ice creams … the eggs are from their own chickens and the coffee roasted locally up the road was the best we’d had in NZ so far. Dinner & dessert were broken up by the most amazing ride on Selwyn’s amphibious vehicle across the creek to the beach to watch the sunset - it was literally dinner & a show! There is nothing ‘fancy’ about this treasure of a place however the beds are super comfy, the linen luxurious and they even treat you to bathrobes. The views are to die for - it’s as if you’re staying at your best friends house for the night where they are treating you to just about everything. It’s Elizabeth & Selwyn who makes Awantuna so special - it is the essence of them and their warm, passionate nature & love of their home that make this place so unique. I said to them this morning I’m almost hesitant to write a review as I’ve a feeling we may not get in next time we want to visit :)
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 days ago
Thank you so much for posting such a fabulous review, Lisa. It was our pleasure to host you and David and we're really pleased you enjoyed your stay. We are extremely lucky to be enriched by the amazing people we meet and experience our magical place. Enjoy the rest of your travels and we look forward to seeing you again. Cheers Elizabeth and Selwyn
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Kevin E wrote a review Feb 2024
Nelson, New Zealand13 contributions1 helpful vote
Awatuna Sunset Lodge is A+!! Elizabeth and Selwyn are amazing hosts, and treated us all wonderfully! They go the extra mile to really bond with their guests! You will feel very well taken care of. Will not hesitate to stay again whenever we are in the area.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Kevin, thanks so much for taking the time to post such a great review. It was our pleasure to host you and we're really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Enjoy your travels and we look forward to seeing you again. Cheers Elizabeth and Selwyn
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dianemarielewis355 wrote a review Feb 2024
Lake Tahoe (California), California2 contributions
Absolutely fantastic place to stay, connect, be cared for, and to have a terrific experience you'll remember! Elizabeth and Selwyn are delightful, eager to please and exceed your expectations, and they are a big part of why this place is so very special. They are fun and fabulous, and you'll love staying with them. And then there's the location! Gorgeous green-lawned and flowered property facing the Tasman Sea...you can see it, hear it, experience it from your seaside-facing porch (yes you should choose one of those rooms!). If you love being on the water, hop into the 2-person kayak they provide and have a nice paddle in the creek - birds and flowers and sounds to enjoy. When Selwyn offers to take you in his Argo, you need to say YES...so much fun and a unique experience being in an amphibious vehicle with some muscle, I laughed and laughed and really enjoyed myself! Fantastic dinner of fall-off-the-bone lamb shank and veg, wonderful hot fig pudding with homemade vanilla ice cream, homemade relish and crackers as part of a fantastic 'sundowner' spread before dinner, and the breakfast was out of this world too, with fresh eggs from their chickens, homemade bread and much more. Had a wonderful and private time in the spa as well - you can't beat that tub view! I really loved this place and am 100% confident you will too. Sorry I only spent one night here, and I'm scheming and dreaming about how to return!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: Book one of the sea-facing rooms, and have your meals there...the dining space is comfortable...
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Responded 3 weeks ago
We were overwhelmed reading your brilliant review Diane, thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing post. We absolutely love what we do, love meeting new people and having them experience what we are all about. It was so nice to meet you and we're glad you chose to stay with us. Enjoy the rest of your travels and we look forward to your next visit :-). Cheers Elizabeth and Selwyn
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Dale & Caitlin wrote a review Jan 2024
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Absolutely perfect! Wonderful hosts. We really loved our 2 night stay so much we didn’t leave at any time during our visit. Elizabeth & Selwyn’s cooking is scrumptious. We had dinner both nights. Breakfast was really good and Elizabeth made to order. The condiments are the best I have had. You have you own private ensuite bathroom. You can wonder down to the river and beach. We loved our relaxing time in the spa. Five stars on everything. Stay as you won’t be disappointed!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: You can preorder your dinner. Food beautiful. We were a mum and adult daughter travelling...
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Responded 5 weeks ago
Thank you for writing such a fantastic review. It was great to meet you both and have you stay with us. We're so pleased you enjoyed what we offer here at Awatuna Sunset Lodge. We love what we do and have so much fun meeting such wonderful and interesting people. Enjoy the rest of your trip and we hope to see you again sometime. Cheers Elizabeth and Selwyn
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Terri C wrote a review Jan 2024
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Awatuna Sunset Lodge was brilliant. It’s in a fabulous position and Elizabeth and Selwyn do everything to make your stay as enjoyable as possible, including a ride on Radar (the amphibious buggy). The food is amazing as it’s all home cooked. I would highly recommend staying there if you get the chance
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 25 Jan 2024
Many thanks for taking the time to post such a fabulous review, Terri. It was so nice to meet you and Greg and have you stay with us. We're please you enjoyed all the things we offer at Awatuna Sunset Lodge and wish you a wonderful time for the rest of your holiday. Cheers Elizabeth and Selwyn
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Howard995 wrote a review Jan 2024
St. John's, Canada5 contributions
We really enjoyed our stay! Elizabeth and Selwyn are great hosts and made the visit very special by providing tasty food and a tour to the beach using an amphibious vehicle. It was peaceful listening to the ocean waves breaking on the beach while we fell asleep!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 21 Jan 2024
Thanks so much for the wonderful review Howard, it was so nice to meet you both and have you stay with us. We're pleased you had a good stay. Enjoy the rest of your holidays! Cheers Elizabeth and Selwyn
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Tracey R wrote a review Jan 2024
United Kingdom28 contributions13 helpful votes
Incredibly welcoming - Elizabeth & Selwyn go out of their way to make you feel welcome - nothing is too much trouble! What a wonderful, delightful time we had staying at their place. I cannot recommend this place highly enough - an absolute treasure! Home cooked food was to die for - breakfast and dinner were superb. You MUST stay here
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Book ahead so as not to be disappointed
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Responded 15 Jan 2024
Many thanks for this amazing review, Tracey. It was our absolute pleasure having you and your lovely family stay with us. Thank you for choosing to stay with us to celebrate such a great milestone. We're really pleased you enjoyed your time here. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Cheers Elizabeth and Selwyn
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Seaside26218125734 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Very nice place to stay, beautiful location, great hospitality, sunset views are magnificent. Lodge is well organized, clean and diner and breakfast were excellent. The complementary sunset our on the beach was great, unfortunately we did not find any green stones.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: enjoy a walk on the beach
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Responded 14 Jan 2024
Many thanks for posting such a fabulous review, we really appreciate your time. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and wish you fun times for the rest of your holidays. Cheers Elizabeth and Selwyn
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Amanda Praska wrote a review Jan 2024
6 contributions1 helpful vote
AMAZING! Make this a stop on your trip along the west coast! Elizabeth and Selwyn were insanely accommodating and fantastic hosts. Elizabeth’s cooking was divine - make sure you stay for dinner. And our ride out to the beach with Selwyn in Radar was a true highlight of our vacation!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 5 Jan 2024
Thanks for taking the time to post such an amazing review, Amanda! It's great that you and Aaron enjoyed your stay and the little surprises and delights we have on offer. We love what we do and love meeting people from all around the world. Wishing you a fabulous holiday and Happy New Year. Cheers Elizabeth and Selwyn
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Vanessa wrote a review Dec 2023
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
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Elizabeth and Selwyn have a beautiful, quiet place just near Hokitika, with everything you could want. The few select rooms are immaculate with lovely small touches. But it’s their warm welcome and service that stands out. If you book ahead Elizabeth cooks a beautiful dinner and then a fresh cooked breakfast of your choice. Selwyn takes you for a romping ride to the beach in his amphibious vehicle! There’s even a spa! We would definitely stay there again, if in the area.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 10 Dec 2023
Thank you for posting such a wonderful review Vanessa. It was our pleasure to meet and host you and Stuart at Awatuna Sunset Lodge. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay and the extra bits we have here. Enjoy the rest of your holiday, Have a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Cheers Elizabeth and Selwyn
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Frequently Asked Questions about Awatuna Sunset Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Awatuna Sunset Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Awatuna Sunset Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a dishwasher.
What food & drink options are available at Awatuna Sunset Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Awatuna Sunset Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Awatuna Sunset Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Awatuna Sunset Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Awatuna Sunset Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Awatuna.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Awatuna Sunset Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Awatuna Sunset Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Shantytown Heritage Park (14.1 km).
Does Awatuna Sunset Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.